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Friendship Garden

Friendship Garden

Friendships are like flowers.  I love flowers.  They bring me joy; they make me happy.  Friends bring me joy and make me happy also. Some flowers, annuals, only last in our gardens for a season; and some, perennials, have longevity, coming back year after year with...

Memorable Lessons – Thanks, Dad!

Memorable Lessons – Thanks, Dad!

Do you have one or two special memories, lessons learned, from a parent or special teacher that stay with you and make you smile years later? I have one that I'd love to share. My father is a deeply spiritual man, but it's funny to me that my favorite memories of him...

Why a Military Spouse Should Be Your Next Hire

Why a Military Spouse Should Be Your Next Hire

Customer Service Representative Cashier Aerobics Instructor Accounts Receivable Representative Mortgage Loan Processor C-Level Administrative Assistant Recruiter Copy Writer Substitute Teacher Sourcing Manager Independent Skincare Consultant What in the heck do these...

Being A Military Spouse Taught Me…

Being A Military Spouse Taught Me…

Recently I found myself reminiscing about a job I held WAY BACK IN THE DAY - 28 years ago to be exact! Quite frankly, I'm marveling at my own bravery. I was NOT athletic as a child.  Not much interest, old school thinking parents and a dad with a strict dress code...

Create Your Own Community

Create Your Own Community

We’ve all heard the expression, “Kids say the darnedest things”, right? Sometimes those things are embarrassing, sometimes hilarious, sometimes they sting (due to the truth behind them), and sometimes they really get the wheels spinning in your head. “Mom, you don’t...

What Does Empathy Have To Do With Moving?

What Does Empathy Have To Do With Moving?

Empathy. The ability to understand and share the feelings of another. To some people, empathy comes easily.  To others, it is a completely foreign concept. Have you known (or perhaps this describes you) somebody who just knows their way is the right way?  They aren’t...

Meet Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

Meet Military Spouse Entrepreneurs

A little over two years ago I left my corporate job and went into business for myself as an Independent Consultant with Rodan + Fields.  I find my work extremely rewarding for many reasons, but one of the biggest blessings to come from my career change is the...

Military Spouse, What I See…

Military Spouse, What I See…

YOU SEE: The sharp (and probably sexy) uniform. The beautiful gown. The touching homecoming photos and videos. I SEE: Long hours and late nights worked by my spouse. Weekends and holidays missed with my spouse. Months, the 6-months, the 13-months sleeping alone. Bill...

My Eclectic Military Spouse Resume

My Eclectic Military Spouse Resume

As a military spouse to an active duty Marine for 23 years, and now the spouse of a retiree, I have had plenty of opportunity to reflect upon my journey as a military spouse. So many emotions come flooding into my heart as I think back on the excitement, the...

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